Sunday, December 11, 2011

So Much Going On

Whew, I can't believe it has been over a month since I have posted about the whirlwind day we had visiting with preemies in Tulsa. Since I have posted my cousin's baby has come home and is doing well and the Moss twins are home! They are doing great and growing. Our friend Pepper had open heart surgery and came through very well. She is home too and already growing. I know it is a weight off of her family's mind to have that surgery over with. There was a benefit held in town for her and it raised nearly $18,000 dollars I heard. That is awesome. God has great plans for Pepper and is making sure she is getting taken care of very well.

Today, we heard that Errin Trammel was having her C-section. It was planned for tomorrow but they went ahead with it today. Her little girl Taylee was 31 weeks 6 days and she weighed in at 2lbs 3oz. This family has begun their NICU journey and they need lots of prayer coverage as they go forward.

On the NEOPOP front, we are working with some parents in Tulsa to try to get some things going up there. It is beginning to look promising to have at least one mom who is interested in supporting preemie families who is close to the hospitals where all of them start out. Please keep that in your prayers. We are not growing as fast as I would like, but I know it will all come in God's time and it will happen how He wants it to happen. From the beginning this was His ministry and He has allowed us to minister to so many already. We are so thankful.

On a personal note, you know our story and if you don't go to the first post on this blog and you can read it. Our son, Isaac was born at 30 weeks and 5 days. We are now expecting our daughter Anna in February and Ashley is 30 weeks today. There is little to no sign of the pre eclampsia that plagued her first pregnancy, so we are looking good to make it past the point in this pregnancy that we made it to in our first! We are very excited. Please help us in celebrating every day we go past December 16. We are really hoping that Anna goes to term and even to her due date if they will let her. Please be in prayer for Ashley. She is having the regular symptoms of pregnancy but after Friday she will be in uncharted territory. She suffered plenty from pre eclampsia and the toll it took on her body, but going further into pregnancy she will experience things she never has before. Also, pray for me as I try to make her as comfortable as possible and as I try to help more with Isaac. I have to say she is a pretty hands-on momma and does alot with Isaac. I get to have fun with him and she does alot of the hard stuff. Pray that I can fill that role so she can concentrate on finishing out the pregnancy without a whole lot of stress.

I guess that is all for now. Again, if you or anyone you know wants to get involved with NEOPOP just let me know. You can find us all over facebook and here on this blog. Until the next time I get a minute to set down and type anything of this length, God bless and keep praying!

Brian